While self-assessment tests can’t tell you what kind of work will make you happy, they can provide useful insight into the process of changing careers or seeking more satisfying work situations. Here are some of our recommendations…
Evaluating Your Overall Life Values and Priorities ***Exclusive to WhatsNext.com***
The Life Values Self-Assessment Test (LVAT) is a test developed exclusively for WhatsNext.com. By going through a systematic comparison of core life values, the LVAT helps users to get a clear sense of what they need to focus on to achieve a more balanced, fulfilling life. FREE
Planning a Career or Life Transition ***Recommended Test Combination***
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator + Strong Interest Inventory. The combination of the Myers Briggs and Strong test is particuarly well suited to providing insight for individuals who are considering a midlife career change or major life transition. (Both tests can be found at http://www.cpp.com)
Exploring Your Work Values and Priorities
Career Values and Motivated Skills are two excellent tests that can help you get useful insights into how your values, priorities, and competencies relate to your potential work satisfaction. Both these tests can be accessed for free at website of Steward, Cooper and Coon. FREE.
Assessing Your Workplace Strengths and Weaknesses
The Work Personality Index (WPI) by Psychometrics Canada provides a measure of where you stand on seventeen personality dimensions that relate to performance and satisfaction in the workplace.
Identifying Personal Character Strengths
Values In Action measures 24 core elements of human character that have been found to be universal and define what is best in people. Results can help you to understand your essential self. The top-line test results are available FREE. A more detailed analysis can be obtained for a modest price.
Understanding Your Work Style and How You Relate to Others
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) provides insight into your own personal work style and is designed to help you to understand how to work more productively with other people. The complete MBTI test and a professional analysis can be arranged at https://www.cpp.com/products/mbti/index.aspx.
Lining Up Your Interests With Career Options
The Strong Interest Inventory is an in-depth assessment of your interests and how they line up against a broad range of occupations, work and leisure activities. You can access the Strong Interest Inventory at http://www.cpp.com.